After reading the Sept. 15 article How a young man’s dreams got derailed, I’m amazed at the sympathy Juan Gomez’s story elicited. Why should anyone feel sorry for him? He received a lifetime of free education, first from some of the best public schools in Miami, then a scholarship at Miami Dade College and finally a scholarship to Georgetown University.
To show gratitude to the country that provided him so many opportunities, he could have chosen to work for an organization devoted to improving the lives of Americans, legal residents and other undocumented immigrants. Instead he took the “me first” approach and accepted a high-paying job at √JPMorgan Chase.
He’s currently employed in Sao Paulo, Brazil at comparable pay and is definitely in a much better place financially than many American workers.
Rich Szymanski, Miami